Health and fitness tips Give Your Abs a Break
Keep it Under 60
Strive to keep your work outs under an hour. After an hour of working out, your body produces more cortisol, which reduces the effectiveness of your workout.
Gauge Bench Strength
Using your thumb, press into the bench. If you’re able to feel the wood, sit somewhere else; hard benches cause T4 syndrome, which impacts nerve function and weakens arm muscle
Be an Energizer Bunny
Go a shorter distance, but increase your speed to the max. You’ll lessen your chances of injury.
Air Your Dirty Laundry
Chuck all your dirty workout clothes into a mesh bag, tie it up, and put the whole thing in the washer. This’ll save time and you won’t have to pick through smelly clothing.
Be an Early Bird
Get up earlier, and start the day off with some light exercise, like walking. Start off by waking up 10 minutes early, then see if you can cut back more the next day until you have a reasonable schedule.
Stay in Bed
If you’re sick, exercise may exacerbate it unless your symptoms are isolated above the neck. Taking a day off can help you heal faster.